Tarantino apologizes to Roman Polanski rape victim

 
 
Updated 2/8/2018 11:54 AM
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  • FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2016 file photo, Quentin Tarantino arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Tarantino has apologized to Roman Polanski rape victim Samantha Geimer for comments he made in a 2003 radio interview with Howard Stern. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2016 file photo, Quentin Tarantino arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Tarantino has apologized to Roman Polanski rape victim Samantha Geimer for comments he made in a 2003 radio interview with Howard Stern. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Quentin Tarantino has apologized to Roman Polanski rape victim Samantha Geimer for comments he made in a 2003 radio interview with Howard Stern.

In a statement Thursday to IndieWire, Tarantino called his comments about Geimer "cavalier" and said he now realizes "how wrong I was." In the recently resurfaced interview Tarantino said that Geimer wasn't raped and that she "wanted to have it."

Polanski has been a fugitive since fleeing to France in 1978 while awaiting sentencing for unlawful sex with a minor. On Tuesday in an interview with the Daily News, Geimer said Tarantino "was wrong" and that she suspected he knew it.

Tarantino earlier this week was much criticized over a dangerous car stunt on 2003's "Kill Bill" that injured actress Uma Thurman.

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